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Magion 3



The Magion 3 spacecraft was manufactured as the subsatellite of the APEX spacecraft. The APEX project had the following primary objectives: Simulation and initiation of aurora and radio frequency radiation in the auroral area; study of the dinamics of modulated beams and plasmoids in the near - earth plasma; study of the nature of electrodinamic relationship of electromagnetic waves in magnetosphere and ionosphere; determination of radio emission characteristics of modulated beams of charged particles and plasmoids; search for non-linear wave structures of the electromagnetic soliton type in disturbed environment.

The Magion 3 scientific payload was almost the same as for Magion 2.

Alternate Names

  • 21835
  • Magion3

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1991-12-28
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, U.S.S.R
Mass: 52 kg

Funding Agency

  • Institut Kosmicheskich Issledovaniy(Inst. of Cosmophysical Research) (U.S.S.R)


  • Space Physics

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. G. A. AvanesovProject ScientistSoviet Academy of Sciences
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